Global coronavirus death toll rises to 184,000
NEW YORK: The worldwide death toll from coronavirus pandemic has risen to 184,000 while over 2.6 million declared cases have been registered.
According to reports, in United States, death toll from the pandemic now stands at 47,600 with over 849,000 infections from the virus.
Italy is the second worst-hit country with over 25,000 deaths and 187,000 infections.
In occupied Kashmir, the healthcare professionals fear that the territory may become a new epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic as coronavirus cases surge in India.
According to KMS reports, the occupied territory is having one of the most unprepared and understaffed public health system.
The territory has recorded 380 coronavirus cases but this number is thought to be a gross underestimation.
Report said that there is shortage of N95 masks and personal protective equipment kits.
There are only 215 ventilators for a population of approximately 13 million people and doctors say there have long been supply-chain problems.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to erode human rights would be unacceptable.
Unveiling a new report on human rights, in a statement he said against the background of rising ethno-nationalism, populism, authoritarianism and a pushback against human rights in some countries, the crisis can provide a pretext to adopt repressive measures for purposes unrelated to the pandemic.
UN Secretary-General called on governments to be transparent, responsive and accountable.